LOVE ADVICE + FASHION | When your relationship takes a back seat to wedding planning + my bridal look obsession.

LOVE ADVICE + FASHION | When your relationship takes a back seat to wedding planning + my bridal look obsession.

Happy New Year, friendlies!  Welcome to a brand new year, with a gazillion brand new bits of wedding inspiration, giveaways, fashion, advice, news and just general pretty pretty prettiness on The Knotty Bride!  I’m so excited about 2011; we’ve got so much in store for all of you, and it’s blowing my mind to smithereens.  [...]

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REAL WEDDING | Kami + Dan in Napa, CA | This is how you throw a vineyard wedding.

REAL WEDDING | Kami + Dan in Napa, CA | This is how you throw a vineyard wedding.

Tell me, have you ever dreamed of getting married in Napa?  Better yet, are you planning to?  Well, today’s wedding will seal the deal on that little dream-nugget you’ve got floating around in that crazy planning brain of yours.

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DRESS UP YOUR WEDDING | Ed. 01: Black + Silver | Chic + unique bridesmaid looks within a chosen color scheme

DRESS UP YOUR WEDDING | Ed. 01: Black + Silver | Chic + unique bridesmaid looks within a chosen color scheme

If I know you guys at all, I know that you love dresses.  I know, duh.  But even more than that, I know that the vast majority of you LOVE those weddings where the bride has each of her bridesmaids wear a unique style of dress, with the only requirement being that it falls within [...]

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REAL WEDDING, INTERNATIONAL | Tânia + Ricardo’s soft, detail-rich nuptials in Santa Comba Dão, Portugal | by Brancoprata

REAL WEDDING, INTERNATIONAL | Tânia + Ricardo’s soft, detail-rich nuptials in Santa Comba Dão, Portugal | by Brancoprata

I was thinking about speaking on the topic of E!’s Bridal Plasty today but, somehow, discussing soul crushing, emotionally vacant, body manipulation competitions is not the direction in which I want to take today’s post.  Maybe tomorrow.  Plus, I haven’t sat through the wretchedness as of yet.  It’s sitting in my DVR, waiting to torture [...]

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OMG. It’s happening.

OMG. It’s happening.

We launch the new site on Monday.  Wait, I don’t know if you heard me – WE LAUNCH THE NEW SITE ON MONDAY.  And I don’t know if I’m more excited about the launch, or the fact that

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THANKFUL FOR | *Blog launch countdowns* + holiday gift, fashion and decor loveliness!

THANKFUL FOR | *Blog launch countdowns* + holiday gift, fashion and decor loveliness!

SO! … The Countdown begins.  OMIGODICANYOUBELIEVEITICANT.  We’re approx. two business days and

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REAL WEDDING | Mary Elizabeth + Christopher | Chanel inspired DIY paper flower arches are my favorite kinds of arches…

REAL WEDDING | Mary Elizabeth + Christopher | Chanel inspired DIY paper flower arches are my favorite kinds of arches…

When we think of mothers in law, what typically comes to mind?  Eh?  EH?  Be honest.  Ok, maybe you have a great one – if you’re one of those lucky ones, CHERISH HER. 

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ACCESSORY LOVE + HAIR TIPS | Inspired by nature, dipped in gold, bronze, or silver, and made with love.

ACCESSORY LOVE + HAIR TIPS | Inspired by nature, dipped in gold, bronze, or silver, and made with love.

Everything you’re about to see in this post is amazeballs.  Fair warning. I got so excited when I found everything I’ve compiled here

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SPARKLE AND SHINE | gift ideas for your bridesmaids | If you can stand to part with them, yourself…

SPARKLE AND SHINE | gift ideas for your bridesmaids | If you can stand to part with them, yourself…

We’re fast approaching the holiday season, which means I’ve been thinking a lot about gifts lately.  And as we slowly say goodbye to the pretty fall leaves and prepare for the rather bare landscape ahead of us (save for the lucky ones in the south), there’s really only one thing on my mind… And that’s [...]

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? | on bridesmaid dresses | Out of all the colors in the world, she chose this one…

WHAT DO YOU THINK? | on bridesmaid dresses | Out of all the colors in the world, she chose this one…

Ok, before we get to the point of this post, let’s gush over these, first and foremost… Because OMGHOWLOVELYARETHESEIMAGES. I strongly encourage

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SILK ORGANZA VOULANT RUFFLES, ANYONE? | Romona Keveza Bridal Collections | Fall 2011 Runway, Legends + Couture

SILK ORGANZA VOULANT RUFFLES, ANYONE? | Romona Keveza Bridal Collections | Fall 2011 Runway, Legends + Couture

A post professing my love for Romona Keveza‘s latest bridal lines should not surprise you.  I’ve featured her gorgeous creations enough times in the past to make my affection and adulation for this powerhouse designer quite obvious.  And – shocker! – she blew me away yet again, this past weekend.

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REAL WEDDING | Melissa + Eddie | A gorgeous, fun-filled Southern California barn wedding with absolutely NO COLOR SCHEME!

REAL WEDDING | Melissa + Eddie | A gorgeous, fun-filled Southern California barn wedding with absolutely NO COLOR SCHEME!

Ok, here’s how this post is going to begin: yesterday, my Dad called me up to ask me a question, for he was writing an email to a friend and he needed to know something pronto:

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SHORT WHITE DRESS | The bride wore braids and light white lace… | Erdem Spring 2011 RTW

SHORT WHITE DRESS | The bride wore braids and light white lace… | Erdem Spring 2011 RTW

I like coffee.  (I know, big news!)  I drink half-caff every morning, and that’s it.  I try to stay away from the strong stuff – it makes me want to cage fight a puma. 

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ROCKSTAR WEDDING DRESSES | … do you have the balls? | Also, my aaaaallergies.

ROCKSTAR WEDDING DRESSES | … do you have the balls? | Also, my aaaaallergies.

Monique Lhuillier said something very, very special about her Spring 2011 RTW line a few days ago… “We have the angelic side, and the naughty side.” Naturally, the naughty side shall be featured here.  Where else?  (; But first let’s talk about my face for a minute here before we get too deep into any [...]

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DIY LOVE | THIS WEEK’S UNIQUE DETAILS WEDDING | Plus, when it comes to defending your honor, does your man choose fight or flight?

DIY LOVE | THIS WEEK’S UNIQUE DETAILS WEDDING | Plus, when it comes to defending your honor, does your man choose fight or flight?

This darling wedding, shot by the very talented husband and wife team of Brooke Courtney Photography, completely captured my heart, and for a very specific reason.  You see, sweetie and I

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RUFFLED FEATHER CLUTCH | I FOUND IT!!! | … and I already bought one in every color.

RUFFLED FEATHER CLUTCH | I FOUND IT!!! | … and I already bought one in every color.

Ok, so remember that little teaser from yesterday? Here we go…

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THE RUFFLED DRESS | wow factor fashion | Someone actually made it, and these brides wore it.

THE RUFFLED DRESS | wow factor fashion | Someone actually made it, and these brides wore it.

I love ruffles.  DUH!  I know.  But seriously, I do.  I love staring at them in other people’s clothing, and in stores I love admiring them, considering buying them, and then ultimately passing because where the heck am I gonna wear a ruffled statement cardigan?  Nowhere I’m goin’, that’s where.  Plus, if you know me

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CHELSEA CLINTON’S WEDDING | Why I wasn’t invited… and why I love her dress.

CHELSEA CLINTON’S WEDDING | Why I wasn’t invited… and why I love her dress.

That dress is Vera Wang and it is AMAZEBALLS. Chelsea Clinton got married on Saturday, and I wasn’t invited.  What gives, Chels? 

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WEDDING CAKE VS WEDDING CUPCAKES | Love ‘em both? Here’s what to do…

WEDDING CAKE VS WEDDING CUPCAKES | Love ‘em both? Here’s what to do…

Happy Wednesday, my loves.  Let me share with you my morning…

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LOVELY SHORT WHITE DRESSES | Teaser Turned Pleaser!

LOVELY SHORT WHITE DRESSES | Teaser Turned Pleaser!

So, you know that dress I mentioned yesterday in my after-post thoughts?  The short and sweet sassy piece about which I was so excited?  Well, here it is… along with a few of its very close friends.  What do they have in common, besides awesomeness?  I = OBSESSED WITH THEM. Here we go… and we [...]

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DIY PHOTO BOOTH LOVE | Pop Your Head In and Smile! | Photography by Elizabeth Messina

DIY PHOTO BOOTH LOVE | Pop Your Head In and Smile! | Photography by Elizabeth Messina

When I came across this fabulous idea, I immediately knew I had to post about it.  This is so right up my alley!  And I suspect it’s right up yours, too… Elizabeth Messina – one of my absolute favorite photographers in the entire galaxy and beyond, and who has a blog that is almost as fabulous [...]

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WEDDING INVITATION LOVE | hello! lucky | A Great Way to Make Sure Your Guests Know Where They’re Going…

WEDDING INVITATION LOVE | hello! lucky | A Great Way to Make Sure Your Guests Know Where They’re Going…

Really digging these wedding invitations from Hello!Lucky featuring the San Francisco Skyline.  They’ll leave no doubt in your guests’ minds as to where the wedding is taking place.  ;)  The colors, the images and, above all, the simplicity are really doing it for me.  I’m telling you, this is precisely the stuff that rocks my [...]

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